How to make Sai Bhaji -

Popular Sindhi preparation of vegetables and greens cooked with spices .

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sirf 30 minute.

Main Ingredients : Spinach Leaves, Khatta Leaves (खट्टी भाजी)

Cuisine : Sindhi

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Sai Bhaji

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Sindhi cuisine is delightful, and those who have had a taste of it will know that there is a great deal of flavour and spice in this cuisine. This does not mean that all food in Sindhi cuisine is spicy, as there are plenty of sweet dishes in it to. 
Sindhi cuisine is a result of many influences - Baluchistan touches the border of Sindh and so does Punjab – so there is bound to be an immigration of ideas! It goes without saying that pre-partition played an immense role in making Sindhi cuisine what it is today. As Sindh was once part of India, Indian foods have had a large influence is shaping Sindhi cuisine. The spicy and aromatic features of Sindhi and Indian meals are similar. Sindhi cuisine refers to the cuisine of the Sindhis from Sindh, Pakistan and India. 
Combinations of dishes are also important in Sindhi cuisine. Over the years the best ones have lasted and are repeatedly presented together.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Sai Bhaji Recipe

  • Spinach Leaves 3 medium bunches

  • Khatta Leaves 1/4 medium bunch

  • Fresh fenugreek (methi) 1/4 medium bunch

  • Dill leaves (suva) 1/4 medium bunch

  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) soaked 1/2 cup

  • Potatoes 4 small

  • Brinjal 1 medium

  • Tomatoes 3 medium

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Green chillies 2

  • Ginger grated 1 inch piece

  • Coriander powder 2 teaspoons

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Cut potatoes, brinjal and tomatoes into small cubes. Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add cumin seeds, green chillies, ginger and mix well.

Step 2

Add potatoes, brinjal and mix. Add coriander powder, red chilli powder and turmeric powder and mix well. Add tomatoes and let them cook for a while.

Step 3

Chop spinach, khatti bhaji, fenugreek leaves and dill leaves and add. Add salt and mix everything well.

Step 4

Add 2 cups water and mix. Add chana dal and stir.

Step 5

Cover the cooker with the lid and cook under pressure till 2 whistles are given out.

Step 6

When the pressure reduces, open the lid and mash well with a wooden churner. Serve it hot with bhooga chawar.

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